2013 Melbourne Cup Horses

November 3, 2013

2013 Melbourne Cup Horses

While much of the pre-race focus on the Melbourne Cup 2013 becomes about the fashion, the day’s festivities, the eccentric spectators and the spectacle, at the end of it all the ‘race that stops a nation’ is about 24 star horses.

Green Moon

Last year's Melbourne Cup winner Green Moon is back to defend their title in 2013. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

Due to jump as Flemington Race 7 at 3:00pm (AEST) the $6 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) is the richest race of its kind in the world.

The prestige and prize money, the Melbourne Cup winner taking out an incredible $3.6 million, see the capacity 24-horse Melbourne Cup field attracted the best locals, internationals and imports from around the world.

It is no different this year with the Melbourne Cup horses arguably the best we’ve seen in recent years.

Below is a quick rundown on the 24 Melbourne Cup 2013 horses so you have a little fact to say about each when they’re name is drawn at the office Melbourne Cup sweep this spring!

2013 Melbourne Cup Horses – Quick Facts

#1 – 2011 winner Dunaden ($41) will wear the No. 1 saddlecloth and jump from barrier 1 carrying the 58.5kg topweight

#2 – Reigning champ Green Moon ($34) is back in barrier 10 to defend their title

#3 – Runner-up to Duanden two years ago, Red Cadeaux ($61) has a horror barrier 23 draw this year

#4 – Owner Lloyd Williams has six horses the top fancy of which is Sea Moon ($15)

#5 – International raider Brown Panther ($19) has a gun barrier six draw and is a dour stayer with great two mile form

#6 – Current favourite in the Melbourne Cup odds is the Gai Waterhouse-trained Fiorente ($7.50) with an ace barrier five draw

#7Foreteller ($51) is one of two chances for top Sydney trainer Chris Waller but might not stay the distance

#8 – Early money coming for market mover Dandino ([link text=”$11″]) who is an international that debuted down under with a Caulfield Cup second

#9 – A Group 1 winner last year, Ethiopia ($81) was injured in running and finished dead last in the Melbourne Cup 12 months ago

#10 – There has been 11 winners of the Caulfield Cup – Melbourne Cup double and Fawkner ($19) is out to make it a doze

#11 – There has been three triple figure roughies to score a massive Melbourne Cup upset and Sydney Cup winner Mourayan ($126) has form to be the fourth

#12 – Lovely draw (nine) for The Metropolitan winner Seville ($17) to be ridden by Saturday’s Victoria Derby winning jockey Hugh Bowman

#13 – Trainer Mark Kavanagh won the 2009 Melbourne Cup with Shocking and has set Super Cool ($51) for this race for a long time

#14 – Gate two for another Williams-owned runner Masked Marvel ($31) out to improve on a Cox Plate 13th

#15 – Pre-barrier draw favourite Mount Athos ($9) eased out to $9 after coming up with 22, prepared by Luca Cumani (father of the lovely Francesca) and ran fifth in this last year

#16 – Strong international presence this year including the Godophin-owned Royal Empire ([link text=”$21″]) who is out to hand connections with their maiden win, they’ve come close preparing a number of Melbourne Cup bridesmaids over the years

#17 – A few imports that run down under for the first time in the Cup including Michael Moroney’s Irish St Leger winner Voleuse De Coeurs ($15)

#18 – Horse number 18 in barrier 18, Chris Waller’s Hawkspur ($17) is out to become the first ever Melbourne Cup winner to jump from this hoodoo gate

#19 – A nice 53.5kg lightweight brings Irish raider Simenon ($20) into the mix, debuted here in the Herbert Power when third to Sea Moon and history says that first-up run gives them an advantage over internationals going straight into the Cup

#20 – There are a few underrated roughies and Ibicenco ($81) prepared by Black Caviar’s trainer Peter Moody is one, won the Geelong Cup last start and if it rains will love the mud

#21 – One of only two mares in the mix Verema ($12) is prepared by Alain de Royer Dupre who won with Americain (2010) and this fellow French visitor won the Prix Kergorlay (3000m) last start with 58.5kg, she is a 53kg lightweight in gate three

#22 – Aussie-trained mare doing it for the locals, Dear Demi ($19) boasts top form with a Caulfield Cup third followed by her Mackinnon second on Saturday, Chris Munce rides with just 51kg

#23 – French-trained import for Waterhouse, shooting for her first win, other trainers are saying Tres Blue’s ($21) form back home was outstanding and they have nothing on their back with just 51kg but out wide in 20

#24 – Horse 24 in gate 24, Ruscello ($51) is Australian-owned and staying put after this, the 50kg lightweight of the bunch and only just snuck in after their Lexus win on the weekend

Stay tuned to Races.com.au for our famous Melbourne Cup 2013 form guide and betting analysis.

In the meantime, start to use your growing knowledge on the Melbourne Cup horses to pick an early winner and back them at DOUBLE their fixed win price only online at Ladbrokes.com.au!

2013 Melbourne Cup Horses & Field

*All odds quoted are Fixed Win from Ladbrokes.com.au and subject to change

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2021 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Sandown Guineas 2020 Field �...

2020 Zipping Classic Field �...

2020 Zipping Classic Field & Odds Update: Avilius Firming Favourite

Despite a last start failure in the Melbourne Cup the Godolphin-raced Avilius...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results: Oli...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results: Oliver Rides Sixth Winner on Personal

Jockey Damien Oliver celebrated his sixth success in the 162nd running of the...

Kennedy Oaks Day Results 2020:...

Kennedy Oaks Day Results 2020: Personal Wins The Oaks

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day continues the racing action of the Melbourne Cup...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day: Fleming...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report

Day 3 of the Melbourne Cup Carnival takes place at Flemington Racecourse...

Horse Racing Today

2021 Stradbroke Handicap Resul...

2021 J.J. Atkins Results: Conv...

2021 J.J. Atkins Results: Converge Scores Third Win for Gai Waterhouse

Saturday turned into a profitable day for punters at Eagle Farm as Gai...

2021 Kingsford-Smith Cup Resul...

2021 Kingsford-Smith Cup Results: Vega One Beats Jonker In Gollan Quinella

Queensland horseman Tony Gollan celebrated a huge result in the...

Queensland Derby 2021 Results:...

Queensland Derby 2021 Results: Waller Runs Quinella With Kukeracha & Senor Toba

Master trainer Chris Waller celebrated his 21st career Group 1 quinella with...

2021 JJ Atkins Next for BRC Si...

2021 JJ Atkins Next for BRC Sires’ Winner Tiger Of Malay

The good run of two-year-olds this season for the Golden Slipper winning...

Race Results

2021 Stradbroke Handicap Results: Tofane Upsets Vega One, Signore Fox Third

2021 J.J. Atkins Results: Converge Scores Third Win for Gai Waterhouse

2021 Kingsford-Smith Cup Results: Vega One Beats Jonker In Gollan Quinella

Queensland Derby 2021 Results: Waller Runs Quinella With Kukeracha & Senor Toba

2021 JJ Atkins Next for BRC Sires’ Winner Tiger Of Malay

Race Previews

2021 Brisbane Cup Field & Betting: Top Three Hard to Split

Stradbroke Handicap 2021 Barriers & Betting Update: Vega One Draws 4

2021 The Q22 Field & Betting: Zaaki Odds-On

Converge Leads 2021 JJ Atkins Field & Odds

Vega One Heads 2021 Stradbroke Handicap Field & Odds

Fields & Form

2021 Brisbane Cup Field & Betting: Top Three Hard to Split

Stradbroke Handicap 2021 Barriers & Betting Update: Vega One Draws 4

2021 The Q22 Field & Betting: Zaaki Odds-On

Converge Leads 2021 JJ Atkins Field & Odds

Vega One Heads 2021 Stradbroke Handicap Field & Odds